Unit 11: Mongols
Bokhara Mosque; The
Mongols came from further east than Bokhara, and the Mongols were not
Muslims, but all that changed in time. The Mongols did convert,
and Central Asia became the heart of their empire.
What you must do in this unit
What you can do in this unit
Some videos that you can watch for this unit
Extra Credit Options
- Take the short 5-point quiz for chapter 15. Log into Blackboard and look under "Chapter Quizzes." You have five minutes to complete each quiz (multiple-choice questions).For
extra credit, in a one-page paper for a maximum of 50 points (maybe
more for an exceptional two-page paper) consider the careers of Julius
Charlemagne and Ghenghis Khan.
- For 25 points maximum extra credit, check
The Mongols in World History website and
write a long paragraph that answers the question, What factors allowed the Mongols to construct such a large empire?
- For 25 points maximum extra credit, read Ibn al-Athir On The Tatars, written
about 1220, and in a short paragraph comment on just how terrible were the Mongols.
- In the pre-gunpowder era, there were perhaps no greater conquerors then Chingis Khan and Alexander the Great. For 50 points extra credit, compare and contrast the two leader in different categories, including, for example, rise to power, methods of conquest, and legacy. (developed by Kyle Flanders)
- For extra credit, please suggest a
relevant website for this unit of the course. Send the title of the site, the url and a
brief explanation why you find the information interesting and applicable to
the material being studied this unit.